Marilyn’s Smile

Over fifty years ago I made this sketch, almost certainly from a photographic reference which has long disappeared from sight. The drawing has somehow survived all those years and I’ve now made a high resolution scan, cleaned it up a little (leaving some evidence of its journey) and turned it into a poster. She diedContinue reading “Marilyn’s Smile”

Over the Hills and Far Away

An experimental montage with multiple layers of torn digitalised coloured paper. I worked with actual paper on items like this in the 1980s, but a lot of the paper I used or dyed specially proved not to be colour fast. Although the changes in tone and colour were interesting, they gradually lost the original balance.Continue reading “Over the Hills and Far Away”

North Walk, Lynton

From a painting in acrylics. This is a favourite place of mine and one of the views that entranced me when I first visited North Devon. The view is one of the few I am able to enjoy because my fear of heights prevents me from completing the whole route. Every day the colours changeContinue reading “North Walk, Lynton”

La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)

We see more and more cyclists on the road and more and more lycra. At one time fashion demonstrated by cyclists on holiday might have been less comfortable, but was certainly more elegant. A cycling holiday passing through the Valley of Rocks would have been just as enjoyable and, I suspect, the lower speeds wouldContinue reading “La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)”

Hollerday Hill, Lynton

When you walk the South West Coast Path along the North Devon coast you come over Countisbury Hill and get this spectacular view of Lynmouth Bay. Lynmouth harbour is tucked away behind the hills and the outskirts of Lynton as it spreads over Hollerday Hill is just visible. This poster is available to purchase inContinue reading “Hollerday Hill, Lynton”

Heddon’s Mouth, North Devon

Another painting in acrylics. This is a favourite place of mine and one of the places that entranced me when I first visited North Devon. The view is with my back to a stony bay looking back up through through the Heddon Valley and the river Heddon flowing down to the beach. The water cascadesContinue reading “Heddon’s Mouth, North Devon”

Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon

A poster derived from an series of sketches I made of the iconic Valley of the Rocks, in Lynton, England. North Walk is a cliff path, with precipitous drops which leads you round Hollerday Hill in Lynton. This route is part of the South West Coast Path as it winds its way along the NorthContinue reading “Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Devon”

Lynmouth Harbour

An experimental montage of Lynmouth Harbour executed with multiple layers of cut and torn coloured tissue paper. The strange building on the harbour wall is the Rhenish Tower , originally built to store salt water for an indoor bath. It was later fitted with a light to act as a beacon above the harbour. TheContinue reading “Lynmouth Harbour”

Here there be Mermaids

A watercolour illustration that I made several years ago. It has been used on greeting cards and postcards. It is also hung in the bathrooms of two friends that I know of. I drew a number of watercolours in this style for greeting cards and a few of them have remained favourites of mine. ThisContinue reading “Here there be Mermaids”